The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station is part of the Research Branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, and comprises ten research laboratories in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, as well as the headquarters office in Portland, Oregon. The PNW Research Station is one of eight Forest Service research facilities throughout the United States.
Forest Service Research develops and provides scientific and technical knowledge for all 1.6 billion acres of forests and rangelands in the United States including, but not limited to, the national forests. The Forest Service has the most extensive and productive program of integrated forestry research in the world. The PNW Research Station is a group of about 522 scientists, professionals, technicians, administrative staff employees, and research managers. Station expertise is in biological, physical, and social sciences.
Our mission is to generate and communicate scientific knowledge that helps people understand and make informed choices about people, natural resources, and the environment.